Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum drive Boston Celtics into NBA Championship lead
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum inspired a 116-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors to help the Boston Celtics take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Championship.
Jayson Tatum whips it cross-court to Payton Pritchard for 3!— NBA (@NBA) June 9, 2022
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Boston stormed into an 18 point lead during the first quarter with Brown scoring 17 of his 27 points. They dominated the rest of the half and went into the break with a 12-point lead at 56-68.
Warriors dragged themselves back into the game in the third quarter, with Steph Curry leading the charge as they briefly took a 83-82 lead. But the Celtics absorbed the pressure and took control in the fourth to see out the victory.
"I'll be alright. I got caught - obviously in some pain, but I'll be alright," said Curry. " "Same thing I did against Boston in the regular season, but not as bad.
"See how it feels (Thursday) and get ready for Friday. ... Don't feel like I'll miss a game. Take advantage of these next 48 hours to get ready."
"We need him if we want to win this thing," said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson. "And I know Steph will do everything he can in his power to play. I'm really hoping he's okay because he is our identity and without him, it will be very difficult."
Steph appeared to be in pain after scrambling for a ball late in the fourth quarter pic.twitter.com/nRkBaWfCSA— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 9, 2022
Game 4 is also in Boston on Friday night at 21:00 (EST)